Texas County Community Garden Gardening Kickoff Party:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 11 am.-2 pm.
Free of Charge
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, side Dishes, and Desserts
Door Prizes
Sign up to reserve garden plots
Gospel Music
Free Seed
Fun Day for our Community!
Located at: 1418 S. Sam Houston Blvd., Houston, MO


Beekeeping Class

The University of Missouri Texas County Extension Beekeeping Class will be held April 28th and 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each night at Texas County Extension Office, Houston, MO. Registration is $85 and includes a class book and resource manual.

Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. Beekeeping requires advanced planning, education and preparation. Most people come to the class interested in bees, want to learn how bees fit into the world, and to learn what it takes to be a beekeeper. Everyone is welcome, those who are new to honey bees, individuals who are looking to start a new hobby, as well as beekeepers who want to update and refine their knowledge.

University of Missouri Texas County Extension offers beekeeping classes to help build a network of beekeepers that continue to grow and learn about the importance of beekeeping, to teach the importance of bees to our community and to help those interested in knowing more about beekeeping learn to help support honey bees.  Participants will learn about equipment, sources of bees, and how and when to start your own hives.

Join us in a bee keeping workshop to learn how to produce healthy, happy bees!

Pre-registration is required by April 23, 2014, register in person or call the Texas County Extension Office, 417-967-4545. Questions may be directed to Amy Patillo, Ed.D. at patilloa@missouri.ed




Private Pesticide Appllicator Training in Houston, MO

A private pesticide appllicator training session will be offered at 6:00 p.m. on February 27th at the University of Missouri Extension Center located in Houston, Mo.  The training will last approximately 2 hours.  A $12 fee to cover material costs is required.

Agronomy Specialist, Sarah Kenyon, suggests that pesticide applicators look at the expiration date on their licenses to see if they need to recertify.   This type of training is required to recertify licenses, which are good for five years.

Seating is limited and persons interested in attending should call (417) 967-4545 to reserve a space. 


Tree Pruning Workshop at the Justice Center in Houston, MO

University Of Missouri  will host a Tree Pruning Workshop on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Justice Center in Houston, MO.  This workshop is being offered free of charge.

John Avery, Fruit Grower Advisor with MSU Fruit Experiment Station will be the presenter.  There will be hands-on demonstrations on pruning techniques for different species of fruit trees; the pruning system for each species; what to remove, what to keep, and what to look for when pruning. Discussion will also include the importance of pruning each year and the recommended tools to use for pruning.

Call the Texas Caounty Extension Center at 417-967-4545 for more information.


South Central Missouri AG News

Logan Wallace, Howell County livestock specialist, and Sarah Kenyon, Oregon County agronomy specialist, will be publishing an online newsletter monthly.To get more information on a topic, contact Logan at wallaceld@missouri.edu or Sarah at kenyons@missouri.edu. We hope you enjoy the current newsletter: January 2013 (PDF).